Marc Jacobs Gel Highliners (Review) - Influenster VoxBox

At the end of last year I shared all about Influenster. I absolutely love the company and they basically provide you with complimentary products in exchange for social media promotion and reviews. My last VoxBox was a Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara which I loved but this month I received a couple of Marc Jacobs Matte Highliner Gel Eye Crayon. I received these in 2 colours: Deja Blue and Pink of Me.

Colour life with all the crayons in the box.

Inspired by Marc's boldly bright resort 2017 collection, embracing the freewheeling '80s and MTV kids, this new expression of Highliner delivers high-impact colour for exuberant new eye looks.

Now the intense pigment payoff and amazing glide of original bestselling Highliner comes in a new matte finish. The formula's pure hues are glitter-free, intensified by super-rich pigment. The malleable formula glides on smoothly for precise application, then sets in place for all-day wear.

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The colours are simply beautiful. I've had a quick look at the full collection but I think I definitely got the two that I am most likely to wear on a regular basis. I love the colour of the shades and both are gorgeous, subtle pastel shades. I think I fell in love the moment I saw them!

While they are pastels, surprisingly, the pigment intensity can be achieved. It is very much buildable. You can layer the colour to make it more apparent or leave it as one layer for a softer look which I personally prefer. I loved wearing these instead of a white eyeliner to make my eyes appear brighter and more awake. But, I did end up loving creating an ombre look and go from light in the inner corner, to darker towards the end.
I wanted to put them to the test so I decided to wear some swatches on my hand for the day. Honestly I was so impressed! You can see how they lasted throughout the day by watching the video review I did of them here. It didn't budge or smudge once and I did a full day test; they were still there after over 13 hours...through the gym, clinics and a shower, washing my hair. Utterly amazing!
If I were to have a negative to say, it would be that while they are long lasting as a waterline, eye liner and swatch colour, they defintely don't last on my lids all day. I would say though, I tend to have oily skin so my eyelids are more oily than normal. Also, after using for a while, I am having a lot of trouble sharpening the crayons due to the packaging. 

The only thing that has affected the use and that I didn't like about it was that it wasn't very smudgeable so if that was something you liked, this product probably isn't for you. Having said that, obviously it would defeat the purpose of a long-lasting colour if it was.

Overall, I am so, so impressed by this product. To be quite honest, I had no idea what a highliner was but this crayon is so versatile and the fact it can be used for multiple purposes makes it very good value for money. Have you ever bought a highliner before?

Ps. Here's my unboxing and try on review! Click to watch the vlog or see below.
NB: I received this product complimentary for review purposes via Marc Jacobs Vox Box from Influenster.

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